Motion to Suppress Granted. Arrest was Illegal.
Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted
Our client had been observed behind the wheel by an officer from another county. She thought our client's driving was erratic, so she called the local police. However, Florida has strict laws about times when the police may make a custodial arrest. And this wasn't one of them. So all of the evidence obtained after the time that police took our client into custody is inadmissible at trial.
Just another day at the office....
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI
Court: Manatee County Court
Known nationwide as a leading DUI defense lawyer, Tom has tried over 350 jury trials, including numerous death penalty cases. He now limits his criminal practice to DUI defense. His civil practice is devoted to getting fair compensation for the victims of negligence.
Tom has attained multiple verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million, and is a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
In 2008, Tom Hudson passed the National Board Certification Test for DUI Attorneys in Honolulu, Hawaii.
NOTE: The State of Florida does not yet recognize DUI defense as a Specialty.